Obverse:||Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Mary Gillick.|
Legend: ELIZABETH. II. DEI. GRATIA. REGINA. F: D: +
Reverse:||Kangaroo - Design by George Kruger Gray.|
Legend: AUSTRALIA - PENNY - 1959
|Weight:||9.45 grams (145.8 grains).|
|Size:||30.8 mm (diameter).|
|Composition:||Bronze - 97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin|
|Mintage:||Circulation: 1,617,600 - Melbourne.|
The collector proof version of the 1959 penny was released as part of a 6 coin proof set.
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